Thursday, March 5, 2015
This is an expressive painting that I entered into the Leigh Square Show that starts on the 24th of March. The paint is very thick and painted mostly with a huge palette knife. Seems to be the way I am going lately.
Started another one today. Started all neat and tidy. Nicely organized and before I knew it the paint was all over the place and had a huge palette knife going over a small canvas. It works for me. After all the atmosphere I am looking at is not just in one place. It is over the whole area. If that makes sense.
Cheers from the Sunshine Coast
Sunday, March 1, 2015
This is purely abstract. I just entered it into a Federation show. It will be interesting to see how that goes. I am playing and thinking about the direction that I want to go.
Since I have officially retired and am only working part time I am now CEO of Bente and her paintings. It's an interesting thought process. More to come and more new techniques to try before I go whole hog.
My new water environment also has a lot to do with what I am doing. It always affects me.
Cheers for a happy spring.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
This painting is on a 1 1/2 inch gallery wrapped canvas painted on the sides. It is linen canvas and so has a wonderful texture to it even when using transparent colors.
In reality there are only 2 colors. Transparent orange and lapis lazi blue. This blue seems to disappear on the canvas and I thought with the mood of the weather that might work out well. It is a very expensive paint so I don't know that I would use it on a very large canvas without a lot of medium.